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post #9071 of 18196
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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

You could go for some Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm with White LED's. I got those in red and I'm pretty happy with them.
And they are definitly quieter then the stock fans.

For the CPU you could use SP120 from Corsair which come with 3 different colord rings (one's white)

Can't really help with the GPU thing, I for myself have a GTX680 from ASUS which is really big and heavy but it doesn't bow down i think.

hope this helps a bit smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Devious Dog View Post

I do like the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm with White LED's, they even give you a connector to run it at 7v which makes it very quite.. but of course less air flow.

One thing I would do if you had some spare cash is throw all those 5.25" drives into a NAS encloser and RAID 5 them and just have one SSD and remove them from your system as they suck up extra power, produce more heat and most important they block your air flow. One NAS I can strongly recommend is QNAP as you can run most things over a GIGA network at home.

Additionally you could make up a temp side panel out some cheap 5mm wood and then mount two 120mm fans directly above youre GPU's and test in either Intake and then exhaust and see if this helps with airflow .. if you just want to do a mock test you can also use some thick cardboard, if temps drop, then think about getting another side panel and doing it on that or get a custom arcrilic one made or mail order.

Additionally you could look at getting some waterblocks for your GPU's and do a full custom loop if you have spare cash just sitting around, depends on how serious you are about the temps on your GPU's.

I have a GTX690 and these cards are not made for one single fan cooling them, hot air gets pushed back on itself as the processors are at either end of the card and a fan in the middle.. This is why I went for a full water cooled system.. And when I look at it, it just makes me happy biggrin.gif

Anyway, these are just a couple idea's.. I hope they help thumb.gif

Thanks!

I will get 2 Bitfenixes in white (these right)

Would it be best to mount 1 200mm fan on top or 2 120mm ones?

Might also get the Bitfenix Recon fancontroller, just because it looks sweet!

I already have a NAS smile.gif, I might sell 2 of my HDD's, will have one left for programs, but I could mount that in the 5,25 bays.

I would love to get an acrylic panel but it's so expensive frown.gif

Thanks for the suggestions.

I was also thinking of maybe adding a lightstrip, but not sure yet. I'll keep you updated smile.gif

My xonar essence stx came in the mail today, woooot
post #9072 of 18196
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Someone? plz smile.gif

My two cards tend to bow a bit as well. What I did is try to mount them as high as possible. So push the card up when you are turning the screws at the back of that case. I dont know if they dont bow anymore, but I hardly notice it.
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Thanks!

I will get 2 Bitfenixes in white (these right)

Would it be best to mount 1 200mm fan on top or 2 120mm ones?

Yes these are the right ones. Just make sure it's the PRO version. Not sure if there are non PRO versions with LED. I personally would go with a 200mm instead of 2x120mm fans. Because normally the fans are quieter the bigger they are. I think you would get a little more airflow out of 2x120mm fans than 1x200mm fan but they would be a little bit louder. But i'm not sure if this is correct for the bitfenix' fans. maybe ask Devious Dog he has alot of Bitfenix Spectres in his build tongue.gif
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Thanks!

I will get 2 Bitfenixes in white (these right)

Would it be best to mount 1 200mm fan on top or 2 120mm ones?

Yeah, those are the ones.

The problem is that you can only fit a 20mm thick 200mm fan up there, maybe 25mm thick. I dunno if you've noticed but you can see how a 200mm fan has to partially go through this small opening at the top of the motherboard tray. If you've got the Corsair stock 200mm installed up there you can check this by taking off the side panel. This fan is 20mm thick and it fits quite snugly in that opening, so you definitely wouldn't be able to fit a 30mm thick fan in there without modding, as far as I know. Bitfenix Spectre Pros are 30mm, thick which seem to be best 200mm fan right now. Cooler Master Megaflows are also 30mm thick. So I think most people decide to go with 2 120mm on their radiator for that reason.
post #9075 of 18196
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Originally Posted by Gyrael View Post

Yeah, those are the ones.

The problem is that you can only fit a 20mm thick 200mm fan up there, maybe 25mm thick. I dunno if you've noticed but you can see how a 200mm fan has to partially go through this small opening at the top of the motherboard tray. If you've got the Corsair stock 200mm installed up there you can check this by taking off the side panel. This fan is 20mm thick and it fits quite snugly in that opening, so you definitely wouldn't be able to fit a 30mm thick fan in there without modding, as far as I know. Bitfenix Spectre Pros are 30mm, thick which seem to be best 200mm fan right now. Cooler Master Megaflows are also 30mm thick. So I think most people decide to go with 2 120mm on their radiator for that reason.

Hmmm, guess I'll have to check out if I dare to do anything like that, there's probably pics in here somewhere
post #9076 of 18196
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You're right. You have to mod one way or another to get an H100 to fit using push/pull. Even if it's such a simple mod as mounting the rad and fans offset inside the case. However, why people are doing this with the H100 I really cannot answer. The difference you get on the thin H100 rad is pretty much nothing. Corsair tested this in their lab and found that they got the same temps with one set of fans (push) or two sets of fans (push/pull). This is because the H100 rad is very thin and an extra set of fans makes very little difference.

[...]

Now, consider that people placing one set of fans offset on the H100 are not even getting the full benefit (what little there is) of push/pull, and I wonder, other than looks, why they bother.

I would have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. First of all, offsetting the rad to fit a push/pull config is very easy and does not require much time at all. It is hardly even a mod. And second, have you considered the noise? Even if there would be no difference in running pull or push/pull with fans @100%, it sure would be a different story if the fans were running @20-40%. One could always discuss the difference in performence as a result of the use of different types of fans and such, but as a bottom line I think it is safe to say that push/pull out performes just push or pull at low fan speeds. And lower fan speeds equals lower noise levels, wich is a important factor for many builders such as myself smile.gif

EDIT: I also previously mentioned that, in my case, having the fans offset a bit compared to having them in a perfect (ordinary) push/pull config offered no performence loss.
Edited by DeadlyPaperBag - 4/10/13 at 6:14am
post #9077 of 18196
Great looking builds, both of you have done a fine job! I am now convinced I need some sleeved cables for my own rig...
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Hey all,

So this is my rig, I've posted it before so i'm in the club but I want to do some stuff and want some advice smile.gif

This is not a recent pic, there are some minor changes, first I only use one HDD rack and moved it to the left, so the fan has more room. I put my ssd on top above my dvd-writer, this is also a new model (old one was broken). The soundcard will be upgraded to a xonar essence stx.

Now I want to change my fans smile.gif. I find that they make to much noise frown.gif

I would prefer white led fans to replace my current white fans and they have to be more silent. For the fans from the cpu cooler I'm considering the Corsair air series (quiet edition).

I've also got a question about my gpu's, is it normal that the it bows a bit, the first card? you can see it in the picture?

Some other suggestions?

thx

LL

You could with slight modification mount the ssd on top of the full HDD cage, that would allow you to remove one HDD cage and moving the other back, thereby allowing for a greater flow of air from the front. I dont know what you think of this but it would work out great imo smile.gif
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Over the past few months after finding this thread I think I have managed to read about all the posts tongue.gif Enjoyed seeing all the beautiful setups! I had posted a picture of my area to join the club and said I would take some pictures of my rig in the near future. I finally busted out the dslr and took some photos. Nothing special in comparison to some peoples but it's mine! Any suggestions are welcome. Cheers!



Seeing that H100i push/pull config warmes my hearth biggrin.gif
post #9078 of 18196
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Seeing that H100i push/pull config warmes my hearth biggrin.gif

Thanks! I wish they were but only in push right now. I have some fans ordered and waiting. Then I will do my own tests to see whether I want them in push/pull or just pull. But honestly I like the look of the fans down below so it will probably stay offset push/pull smile.gif My 3770k needs 1.336v for 4.7 and temps get into the high 70s during prime95, which is fine for me. I don't think there is anything that will let me pump more volts to that chip besides delidding it. I am not ready to try that yet and I have hit the wall anyways. I can get to 4.8 with 1.41v but its not worth it for just a bump.
post #9079 of 18196
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That is a very common board found in this case, as you can see in the pic.












nice work man!
would you have a pic maybe of the front of the case with the two 200mm fans on? kinda of interested how it looks from the front.
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post #9080 of 18196
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Hmmm, guess I'll have to check out if I dare to do anything like that, there's probably pics in here somewhere

If i remove the plastic thing where the hdd rack is resting on it would be no problem to mount that fan? what out the top one?
I did read that you have to remove the front of the case to remove the plastic thing, is this true?

I just emailed mnpctech for the acrylic panel to see how much shipping costs will be. I'm guessing it'll be around 50$, thing is everytime I order something from the US I have to pay a ****load op import costs frown.gif
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